A paved border road to Kulma Pass in the Pamir Mountains

Kulma Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,362m (14,311ft) above sea level, located on the border of China and Tajikistan.

Kulma Pass

Where is Kulma Pass?

The pass, also known as Qolma Pass and Karasu Pass, links the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China.

How long is Kulma Pass?

The road through the pass is mostly paved. It’s called Asian Highway AH66, and it's 113 km (70 miles) long, running east-west from Kalasu Port in China to Murghab in Tajikistan. The road was officially opened on May 25, 2004.

Is the Kulma Pass open?

Set high in the Pamir Mountains, be prepared: it gets very cold there. The pass is open from the 16th to the 30th day of each month from May to November. Since 2017, foreign travelers have been passing regularly and without extra problems.